Brook Lapping


BBC4 boards hunt for Gaddafi’s billions

The UK’s BBC4 has boarded a documentary from Zinc Media-owned factual outfit Brook Lapping examining what happened to Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi’s vast wealth after his death. The 1 x 90-minute investigative documentary, with the working title of The Search For Gaddafi’s Billions will follow two Dutch journalists, Misha Wessel and Thomas Blom, as they […]

News round-up: Germany’s Redseven returns to production; BBC Two, Arte explore US foreign policy; Silverlining’s ‘Farm’ to open in July

Redseven returns for Sat.1’s The Taste Red Arrow Studios-owned German producer Redseven Entertainment has returned to studio production for the first time since the outbreak of Coronavirus to work on an eighth season of culinary format The Taste. The show, which has been extended by broadcaster parent ProSiebenSat.1, started production on its eighth run in […]

BBC orders Peter Sellers doc from Brook Lapping

BBC Two in the UK has commissioned Brook Lapping, part of Zinc Media, to produce an in-depth documentary about English actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy (working title) is a 1 x 75-minute programme that will explore the comedian’s many acclaimed works, alongside his personal life, including his multiple […]

Zinc Media raises $4.6m to fuel growth plans across US and UK

Factual production outfit Zinc Media Group has raised £3.5m ($4.6m) after a new share issue, with the investment set to be used to fuel expansion plans across the UK. The funding, from existing shareholders and new but unnamed institutional investors, will be used to further its reach across the UK and support plans to grow […]

Drive adds ex-Channel 5, Tigress exec to ranks

Former Channel 5 and Tigress Productions exec Lulu Prutton has joined UK-based production funding and distribution company Drive. She is taking on the role of acquisitions and sales executive after joining from New Earth Films, where she was commercial and creative manager. Like Drive co-founder Lila Hurst, she has previously worked at UK broadcaster Channel […]

Roy Ackerman surfaces at Murder Detectives prodco

Seasoned UK executive Roy Ackerman has been appointed managing director of Films of Record, the UK prodco that makes Channel 4’s The Murder Detectives. Ackerman joins the producer having last year left Pulse Films, the producer that is now backed by youth brand Vice. Films of Record is part of the Zinc Media, the production […]

UK factual prodco gets MD, expands remit

Zinc Media, the indie group formerly known as Ten Alps, has put Lucy van Beek in charge of its factual prodco Blakeaway. The company said van Beek will expand Blakeaway’s remit beyond current affairs and historical programming, and move it into the broader world of specialist factual. Van Beek has been an exec producer for […]

Zinc CEO Wood stepping down

Mark Wood is leaving his post as CEO of Zinc Media, which is the new trading name of UK production group Ten Alps. Wood (pictured) leaves his post with immediate effect, according to a company statement released to investors. The former chief executive of ITN Productions will also leave his director post, but will continue […]